Danielle Bradbery embarks on bus tour to raise music awareness

Posted Feb 14, 2014 by Markos Papadatos
Danielle Bradbery, the winner of the fourth season of "The Voice," kicked off "Music In Our Schools Month" with a national bus tour, in order to raise awareness on music education.
Country sensation Danielle Bradbery
Country sensation Danielle Bradbery
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Give a Note Foundation and Disney Performing Arts joined forces with 17-year-old country singer Danielle Bradbery, for the "Music In Our Schools Month" national bus tour. She is the youngest winner of the reality singing competition, "The Voice," to date.
From March 2 until March 8, they will travel across the country, in an effort to bring a message to students, parents, educators and community leaders on the importance of music in their education programs.
She will perform at each high school, where she will play songs from her eponymous debut album, including her breakthrough hit single "The Heart of Dixie," which sits at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts, for the week ending February 22, 2014.
Her final tour stop will be at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Bradbery will play at Festival Disney, a national music festival where top school bands, instrumental and vocal ensembles compete with other schools from all around the United States of America.
The five schools that were honored were selected by the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) Give A Note Foundation, in a partnership with its state music education association leaders. Every school will be recognized for the achievements of their music programs, as well as for the significant role that music plays in their students' daily curricula.
Bradbery hopes that the tour's message will inspire the students in America. "This is a great way to reach kids my age and show them that the skills they learn in music can help them to be successful in life. Through music, I've learned the value of persistence and working hard to make my dreams come true, and I look forward to sharing that with students and others during the tour," Bradbery remarked in a press statement.
Jane Balek from NAfME's Give a Note Foundation stated in a press release, "Studying and making music, whether it's playing an instrument or singing or composing, is one of the most valuable ways kids can spend their time."
"Music education reinforces 21st century skills like creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking – all qualities kids need to be successful in their schoolwork. In addition, the inherent benefits of learning music, including emotional awareness, reflective learning, and development of 'grit,' are things that help students grow into successful and productive citizens," Balek added.
For Disney, performing arts have played an integral role for the company culture since Walt Disney personally invited California high schools to perform at the 1955 grand opening of his Disneyland Park. "It's an honor to be a part of the 'Music In Our Schools' national bus tour," shared Tim Hill, Director and Special Program Sales for Disney Destinations.
"Our support is rooted in our understanding of the tremendous value music education offers to everyone, and Disney relies on the talents of musicians, composers and other artists across our many businesses every day," Hill added.
For information about this national bus tour, visit the Give A Note Foundation's official website.
To learn more about country darling Danielle Bradbery, visit her official website.